Requirements & Protection for your Pets

Our goal is to keep your pet happy and healthy while he/she is visiting Dawg Paradise, therefore, we require proof of the following vaccinations prior to providing any of our services:

  • Dogs - Rabies, DHLPPC*, Bordetella** (kennel cough) 
  • Cats - Rabies, FVRCP

Written proof of these vaccinations can either be faxed to us at 219.785.2260, emailed to us at, or hand delivered prior to your pet's scheduled stay.

We will not provide any services until we have received the proper documentation and are satisfied that all requirements have been met. NO EXCEPTIONS.

*Titer is accepted
**We require an annual vaccination, although to insure your dog is protected, some vets suggest a semi annual vaccination. We ask that if you update your dog before boarding, that you do this at least 10 days before your stay.

Required - Flea Treatments

For the well being and comfort of all our guests, we will administer flea treatment at the owner's expense prior to check in if we see any evidence of fleas on your pet.  Excessive cases may result in additional charges and/or denial of boarding services.  We recommend that you keep your pet on a flea preventative year round to avoid any infestations.

Recommended - Tick Treatments

While tick treatments are not required, we do strongly recommend it.

Ticks, which used to only be found along the Gulf Coast, are turning up in the central United States, and their parasites and diseases are coming along for the ride. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme disease, and Ehrlichiosis are being diagnosed all over the United States, both in animals and in people.
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Health Officials: Indiana Headed Into Peak Tick Season

May 20, 2017, at 9:29 a.m.  /  Indiana health officials are urging caution as peak tick season approaches, a time during late spring and early summer when the disease-spreading creatures tend to be most active. 

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